Experience a unique curriculum created by experts in defense and commercial industries, positioning you for success in any market.

Intense Preparation for Maximum Beneft

Keep 100% of your company and your IP

Unlike other accelerators, you keep all your company’s equity and intellectual property.

You don’t need defense experience

We’ll help you navigate the defense market during the 10-week process

Costs are covered

Selected teams receive $35K in funding that will offset travel costs and other expenses.

More opportunity

Selected teams have the opportunity to compete for a direct-to-Phase II SBIR award, up to $1.5M* that is NON-DILUTIVE.

Pitch to a wider audience

The accelerator culminates in a Demonstration Day in April of 2020 that will give you the opportunity to pitch to multiple funders, from diverse markets.

Support your country

Participating companies use their technologies to protect the nation, keep our military safe and mission-ready.

*$500K initial funding; $1.5M with investor match

For more information, contact [email protected]

The SBIR Accelerator

Technology, Transfer & Transition

The Air Force Transition Hyper-Accelerator, in partnership with Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) and The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC), will leverage TEC methodologies, programs, and resources to support the U.S. Air Force’s SBIR goals. The Dayton-based, 10-week program focuses on rapid commercialization of key technologies considered critical to the success of the U.S. Air Force.

Phase 2 Acceptance Without TEC
Phase 2 Acceptance Without TEC

Historically, about 33% of DoD Phase I awards will lead to Phase II projects.

Phase 2 Acceptance With TEC
Phase 2 Acceptance With TEC

With the U.S. Air Force Accelerator, about 90% of Phase I awards will lead to Phase II projects.


The Power Behind the Program

With a stacked bench of organizations involved, the accelerator will feature educators and mentors with deep industry knowledge–sourced from the U.S. Air Force, WBI, and TEC networks.

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Demo Day – April 5

Join us for Demo Day

The team behind the U.S. Air Force’s Transition Accelerator invites you to attend their Demo Day on Friday, April 5, to hear each participating technology company pitch their innovative solutions to a live audience in Dayton, Ohio. The audience will include the public, DoD officials, SBIR evaluators, and potential investors. Solutions all focus on human-machine teaming in the ISR setting and are each SBIR Phase I awardees.

Light food and beverages will be served.